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Four in Hand

4.1
4.1
90 Reviews
$41 to $100
Modern European
The Four in Hand has been and always will be an institution for Paddington local’s and Sydney food enthusiasts alike. Taking a leaf from heritage, The Four in Hand is proudly going back to its roots with a focus on the finest, meat, seafood and wine in the dining room and classic pub cuisine, beer and sport in the bar.

The Grill at The Four has done away with the formality of the previous offering and replaced it with a heartier, more produce driven that is packed with flavour once cooked on the new grill.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Modern European
  • Hours of operation
    Bar Sunday & Monday 12pm – 10pm Tuesday – Saturday 12pm – 11pm Dining room Lunch 12pm – 3pm Dinner 5.30pm – 9.30pm
  • Phone number
    (02) 9326 2254
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Private party facilities
    CORPORATE EVENTS | BIRTHDAYS | BUCK'S PARTY | ENGAGEMENTS. The Four in Hand has a long history as a destination for the classic pub experience, offering a variety of function spaces suitable for seated and cocktail events of all sizes.
  • Private party contact
    Four in Hand Functions: 93262254

What 90 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseEnergetic

90 Reviews
  1. rogers

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely historic pub in a quiet leafy corner of Paddington with a laidback vibe. Sunday roast was excellent as are the booths if you're fortunate enough to secure one. Let's hope this great pub remains open so that Paddo doesn't become yet another bland vanilla suburb.

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  2. IngaA

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was Excellent!! Great Service. Highly recommend it.

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  3. KylieL

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Always homey, great food and service. Miss the artwork.

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  4. LoicB

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We come back in this restaurant next time when we come to Sydney from Nouméa. The butler advise me to take a wine according with my tastes, the wine " Bête Noir" was fabulous ! Good meat , good wine,good evening !!

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  5. FreddieL

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Service very professional. Food was good to very good, I had the barramundi which was moist and delicious, my wife had the rabbit ribbon pasta, which was tasty but a bit watery she found. Anyway, a real local gem, have been dining there for years and never disappointed.

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  6. RichardW

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2018

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was at best average Toilet amenities were disgusting Been to the Four many times but this was the last

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  7. GeorgieM

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and service! Our meals were a little slow so they brought us a complimentary round of drinks!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    The food was great but the restaurant and pub were empty

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent dinner, quiet venue so we could talk, friendly staff and accommodating management.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An old favourite has changed hands. Still a great place, but I think the menu is now too short. If one doesn’t want steak, one will need to look elsewhere. Likewise, repeat visits will be infrequent because steak-or-steak. Otherwise, same lovely venue, terrific service and a very pleasant experience.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Was a bit expensive for the quality of the food. Service was very pleasant though.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Better than usual pub. The suckling pig was excellent as were the crispy chats. Good services, friendly and efficient.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food is a bit under expectation.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an excellent lunch at Four in Hand. If you are in or around Paddington, I highly recommend that you visit. The food was straightforward and very tasty. The wine list had a good variety. The desserts were stand-outs. It was quiet at lunch, so conversation was not a problem - I expect it gets pretty lively in the evenings. Make the trip down Elizabeth from Oxford St. You won’t be disappointed.

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  15. 356Nobbys

    Sydney

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    One of my regular haunts. The food is always well prepared, a bit too much mest on the menu, a good solid wine list.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2017

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    No longer the "Four in Hand" bistro, but rather an overpriced and pretentious grill. Whilst the old restaurant was one of my favourites, the new one i will not be going back to.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I wish i could have given a better star rating. I haven't been to this restaurant for quite a number of years and i think i liked the atmosphere prior to it being renovated. I ordered the Kingfish entree as i have always loved this kind of dish, however the Kingfish was too thick and the flavours just didn't do it justice. It tasted like a home-made attempt might taste. The butter for the bread was tasteless. However, overall, we had a lovely night and enjoyed ourselves and our waiter was great.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    This is a grill now with fairly limited menu. It was noisy but you could at least hear. We had said on booking that was for a birthday but no record of it by staff. Overall, not bad but not wonderful.

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  19. PeterW

    Sunshine Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another super experience at the F I H. Squid .... perfection. Lamb.. a melting moment . Ambience ..blissful. Service matched the venue. The bar.... serene , then pumping. Lunch ended at 8.30pm. Don't you love those days! Rare as they've become.

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  20. RobertF

    Sydney

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2017

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Underwhelmed by staff and food. Overwhelmed by bill.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Delicious food matched our desire for a leisurely Sunday lunch with no time constraints. Good bloody Marys.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time to Four In Hand. Enjoyable restaurant ambiance and the food was really delicious. The suckling pork for two was a very generous serve, larger than we have encountered in other restaurants. The service was not as good as on the first occasion with confusion over orders by waiters in training. Apart from some missteps the experience overall was pretty good.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent decor, service, ambiance and food. We really enjoyed our night.

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  24. ShaneW

    New South Wales

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great Paddington local. Nice room, really good steaks and the service was friendly and attentive.

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  25. string

    64013 reviews

    4.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was Very good the only negative point was my partners rib eye wasn't very good for the price.

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  26. MarkT

    Brisbane

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Issue with our friendly waitress but with language barrier understanding our order ....repeated several times yet one steak, which four in hand is famous for, was medium rare not medium well .....shouldn't really have to send your meal back to have another crack at it in a restaurant of this Calibre

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2017

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was average and WAY overpriced. It's sad they tried to make the restaurant so fancy... old Four in Hand was great!!

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  28. lovefood

    New York City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2017

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Sadly I cant recommend The Four In Hand. Our food experience fell far short of expectation. With the exception of a starter of calamari with romesco sauce nothing left a good impression. The fish was something I would be happy with at a local bistro at half the price. The rump steak went back only 1/3 eaten and no one bothered to ask whether there was a reason why it was not eaten. The fries which were so ordinary, the leek with hazelnuts which was squeaky and bland. It may seem that we are dificult to please but honestly this was so ordinary. It was our first time and we had expectations that we would have a memorable meal. Not the case sadly. The best thing about the dinner was the wine.

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  29. LesleyG

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Expensive local pub dining. Meat was of high quality. Fish under cooked. Grit/dirt in grilled lettuce. Wines by the glass very expensive. Staff pleasant but not super knowledgeable. I don't like the fit out as before. Its was much warmer and welcoming. Now just a fairly boring room.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Terrific meal and good service but the tables are a fraction too close together and it's noisy. The largest loudest table wins.

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  31. SarahH

    Melbourne

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great vibe, nice service and yummy food. Pate was delicious. Duck between 3 was great and way more than enough! Bar area was really vibey and good for pre's too; mixed age crowd.

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  32. PrueM

    Sydney

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Thoroughly enjoyed the 'new' dining room at the Four in Hand. Food was delicious, service great and a comprehensive and interesting wine list.

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  33. Alexandrag

    New South Wales

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really great find. I was looking for a bistro type restaurant with lots of meat options and veggie options.. And I found the place I was looking for! The staff were really great and made some excellent recommendations for food and wine. Great value as well. Will definitely be back.

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  34. string

    64013 reviews

    3.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Unimpressed. Variable performance for an unremarkable menu. Interesting idea to allow dinners to construct their own meal but in practice this was lost in translation. Wine list very disappointing for a restaurant focused on 'protein'. Not recommended with children - service slow.

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  35. string

    64013 reviews

    4.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful food. Steak perfectly cooked and tender. Great ambience. Happy to return.

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  36. string

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dined in private dining room perfect for special occasions. Service food and wine of high quality.

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  37. string

    64013 reviews

    1.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2017

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Very Overpriced. Tiny servings

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  38. string

    64013 reviews

    4.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot for cheese and wine on a Sunday arvo. Roast of day was nice but not as good as other pubs, not a fan of cabbage & kale with a roast.

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  39. string

    64013 reviews

    4.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Cuisine is impeccable. Service not up to the standardard of the Kitchen in the "dining room". Sat facing a wall, they wouldn't offer us another table despite availability. $18,- for a glass of wine pured out of a three litre bottle, dissapointing and over priced.

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  40. Lindy

    New York City

    25 reviews

    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our table of 4 were quite disappointed with the food, having looked forward to a special dining experience. The octopus starter was delicious as was the pork belly, however the yellow fin tuna was totally lacking in flavour. The roast chicken for 2 persons @$65 was completely tasteless, the barramundi not firm but mushy. The chocolate mousse dessert was particularly disappointing having a very gelatinous texture.

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105 Sutherland St, Paddington, AU-NSW 2021

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Paddington
  • Hours of operation
    Bar Sunday & Monday 12pm – 10pm Tuesday – Saturday 12pm – 11pm Dining room Lunch 12pm – 3pm Dinner 5.30pm – 9.30pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Modern European
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    389 Bus
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
  • Phone number
    (02) 9326 2254
  • Private party facilities
    CORPORATE EVENTS | BIRTHDAYS | BUCK'S PARTY | ENGAGEMENTS. The Four in Hand has a long history as a destination for the classic pub experience, offering a variety of function spaces suitable for seated and cocktail events of all sizes.
  • Private party contact
    Four in Hand Functions: 93262254
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